Opinion

In 2012-13, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Linda Madsen, the Forest Lake Area School Board approved the program Opportunities in Emergency Care, which consists of two new courses for Forest Lake High School students.

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Growing numbers of families are selecting Minnesota’s charter public schools for their children. As someone told me many years ago, “when you’ve seen one charter, you’ve seen one charter” – as opposed to the observation, “when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.”

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We believe the time has come, in the Forest Lake School District, to repair the existing facilities and provide safe, secure and dependable schools for students, both now and for generations to come.

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In March, Gov. Mark Dayton told members of the ECM Editorial Board that the problem-plagued rollout of MNsure, Minnesota’s new health care exchange, was the biggest disappointment of his first term. On April 30, a month after the first enrollment period had closed, the DFL governor boasted in his State of the State address that more than 206,000 people have obtained affordable coverage through the exchange.

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